Modern Mass Customization – Rule 3: Honor the Order, Abandon the BOM

Most mainstream Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) systems in the marketplace today are designed with a mass production model in mind. These systems offer sophisticated functionality that allows engineers to formulate Bills of Material (BOMs) and define product structure during design stages. Designs are released and pushed to production systems for manufacturing, but the PLM system remains the single source of truth for end-product design information. Continue reading

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Michael Kotowski recently attended the Big Data & Analytics for Pharma Summit in Philadelphia. Here are some great quotes from these innovation speakers, thinkers and doers at #DataPharma: Continue reading

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A Game Plan for Corporate Innovation

I recently had some interactions with a company working to ramp up their innovation efforts. We had several discussions on different ways of approaching this and here you get some quick and dirty insights on how such an approach could look like. Continue reading

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Building and Retaining Competitive Talent

Two of the key business imperatives for any organization are 1. Build and retain competitive talent base and 2. Deliver extraordinary customer experience. Are these two business imperatives exclusive or they should co-exist? Continue reading

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3 Lessons in

In the field of innovation, change that can impact a business runs the gamut between ‘just do it’ ideas and ideas that take weeks, months, or even years before they start generating a return. But every idea has the potential to make an impact and save employees or end users both time and money. For example, take a major restaurant chain and two “just do it” ideas that have ended up saving them time and money. Continue reading

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Innovation Sighting: Task Unification in Kitchenware

Many “wearable tech” devices measure the calories you burn in a day. But weight watchers know that’s only half the equation. You also need an accurate count of calories consumed. Now a new device will do just that. It’s called Vessyl.. Continue reading

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Three Tips for Successful Entrepreneurship

To become an entrepreneur, you don’t need anything more than an idea and the drive to develop that idea into fruition. In a world where actions speak louder than words, I would like to provide a few key thoughts about what it takes to be a successful entrepreneur. Continue reading

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